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Book Reviews

Note: Read all manmade works with discernment, looking up all key verses to verify their proper and full quotation and proper use of context, and evaluate unusual and surprising claims against good classic commentaries. Please read our Disclaimers Page.

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Book Author

Book Title

Our Rating

Dr. Jay E. Adams

Competent to Counsel

Excellent

Dr. Jay E. Adams

A Call to Discernment

Good

Dr. Jay E. Adams

The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image

Excellent

Dr. Jay E. Adams

Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage In the Bible

Poor

Dr. Jay E. Adams

Christian Living In the Home

Good

Dr. Jay E. Adams

Ready to Restore

Excellent

Dr. John H. Armstrong

True Revival

Excellent

Henry T. Blackaby

Experiencing God (1994 edition)

Poor / Fair

Bobgan

   

Jerry Bridges

Trusting God--Even When Life Hurts

Good

D.A. Carson

Exegetical Fallacies

Good

Hank Hanegraaff

Christianity In Crisis

Excellent

John F. MacArthur

Reckless Faith--When the Church Loses Its Will to Discern

Excellent

John F. MacArthur

Charismatic Chaos

Good

John F. MacArthur

Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship

Excellent

Dr. John Piper

Desiring God--Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (1996 edition)

Very Poor

Dr. John Piper

The Dangerous Duty of Delight (2001 edition)

Very Poor

     



Book Review Rating Key

Rating

Rating Description

Very Poor

This book contains theology that is inconsistent with the Bible, or has key arguments that are primarily built on extra-biblical sources, or is too poorly written to be valuable to the contemporary Christian.

It is strongly recommended to invest your study and reading time in other, better works.

Poor

The theology in this book is somewhat inconsistent with the Bible, or has key arguments that are heavily dependent on extra-biblical sources, or is poorly written.

It is recommended to invest your study and reading time elsewhere.

Fair

This book contains acceptable theology overall but can fall short at times, or leans upon extra-biblical sources a bit too much, or has a writing style that is distracting, or contains main points that are somewhat unchallenging.

Read with caution and discernment, if you choose to read at all.

Good

The doctrine and theology in this book is largely sound and biblical (in our opinion), is well written, and contains material designed to challenge the Christian to godly living.

A strong recommendation to read, and probably to acquire, this book.

Excellent

The doctrine and theology in this book is very sound and apparently biblical, is very well written, and contains valuable and challenging material.

A "must read" and "should own" recommendation.

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Still under review.

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Given the limited amount of time we have to work on articles and to investigate material, we may find ourselves endorsing a book, idea, or doctrine that appears biblically sound but is authored by an individual with a less-than-acceptable lifestyle, ministry, or general base of theology. Since we cannot know all there is to know about the ministry of others, all the various materials others have authored, or even their public or private lifestyle, we will only attempt to review what we have read. And it will happen that sometimes we will endorse some material from an individual while rejecting other material they have produced. Test all things you read, we all make mistakes.

Finally, never take any rash life-changing action based on what you read on this site. First you should independently verify the accuracy of what you read. Then you should seek the Lord in prayer concerning what actions to take. Finally, consult an abundance of personal counselors to ensure a wise outcome. The opinions provided on this and other sites can be valuable, but they are not "inspired" (in the sense that scripture is inspired), so please be discerning and thoughtful before you act on what you read.





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